It’s prom night and Peyton has decided to skip it. Peyton has been seeing Lucas for several weeks and decides to skip the prom. Brooke and Lucas convince her otherwise. Psycho Derek holds Peyton in a basement and makes a fake prom. He takes pictures of him dancing while he’s bound. Later, Peyton tells Brooke that the whole night is going to be perfect and he’s going to propose to her.
Peyton feels guilty for choosing Brooke over Lucas, and she slaps her. She also tells him that he shouldn’t twist words. Brooke is also hurt and tells Peyton to not do that. Peyton is left feeling betrayed. They still have the chance to make things right. What’s so bad with a little resentment, you ask?
Before her death, Ellie had left Peyton advice about following her heart. Now, she dates Pete Wentz, a singer from Fall Out Boy. But Pete is on tour and can’t see her. Peyton’s father advises her to follow her heart, and find the person she loves best. When she finally does, she decides to go visit Jake, because she still loves him. But once she’s there, she realizes that she’s fallen in love with another man.
The plotline was absurd and outlandish. Peyton’s brother Derek teaches Peyton self-defence. The whole episode was an adventure, with both Peyton and her half-brother learning a new skill and falling in love. These are the stories that make One Tree Hill so addictive. It’s no wonder this series has captivated audiences for nine seasons.
Despite his traumatic past, Lucas and Peyton are now on a new path together. They are now secret lovers. Lucas almost dies in a car accident while trying to save Peyton. But Peyton doesn’t die of fright, and Lucas saves her life and starts living for her. Peyton fears that he will never come back from his heart attack.
Peyton and Haley fall in love more, and he decides to create an all-ages club called TRIC. Things are not always as easy as they seem in the beginning. Peyton feels alone and starts taking cocaine. He doesn’t know where Jake is, and feels like everyone else is going through the same thing. It’s no wonder Peyton feels like her life is a living hell.
Peyton’s life is changed dramatically when she marries Lucas, her rival. This is also the reason why Peyton’s 1963 Mercury Comet convertible plays a pivotal role in the plot of the show. Lucas meets her through her car, which is a key plot element in the series. This is a book you should read if you enjoy contemporary romances.